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Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:01

But buried within that broad pattern were some ominous trends. The death rate from drug overdoses more than doubled, while that from opioids, specifically, more than tripled, said lead researcher Dr. Deborah Dowell.

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Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:08

A new study has shown that a certain drug may be able to switch off people's desire to drink alcohol during the evening. Scientists have discovered that the desire to drink alcohol varies with time of day and is strongest during the hours of dark.

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Cash boost for The Lookout

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 05:53

PHILANTHROPISTS: Matt and Bernadette Northeast, from Warrnambool's Northeast Stockdale and Leggo, have donated $10,000 to The Lookout residential rehabilitation centre fundraising drive. Picture: Rob Gunstone WARRNAMBOOL real estate agency Northeast Stockdale and Leggo has donated $10,000 to The Lookout fundraiser to build a residential rehabilitation centre.

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Bilger's Rocks to celebrate Recovery Day Saturday

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 01:23

A community recovery event will be held Saturday from 1-8 p.m. at Bilger's Rocks located at 1921 Bilger's Rocks Road, Grampian. "The day will celebrate all types of recovery.

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Ontario study to lift six-month-sober rule for liver transplant patients

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:15

Debra Selkirk's chances did not look good. Without a lawyer, without any legal training, she decided to take on the Ontario government in a constitutional fight over a difficult cause - whether patients should be denied desperately needed liver transplants because of their drinking.

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White House aide unamused by political Emmy Awards

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:23

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks as Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price looks on, at the Mirmont Treatment Center Friday Sept. 15, 2017, in Media, Pa.

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Ministry of Social Development likely to partner with Wellington City Council on wet house project

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 04:02

Wellington City Council has asked the Ministry of Social Development to help fund a wet house project for homeless alcoholics and drug addicts. One of Wellington Mayor Justin Lester's key election pledges could be a year or more away, and is relying on an incoming government to provide funding.

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Salvos struggle with surge in ice addicts

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 18:50

The Salvation Army is struggling to keep up with a threefold spike in the number of people turning to its drug rehab service seeking treatment for ice addiction. The percentage of ice users seeking help from the Salvos' William Booth House in Sydney has jumped from 16 per cent to 57 per cent in the past five years, statistics released by the charity show.

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Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 05:16

Scientists have identified a drug that may reduce cravings for alcohol by targeting the brain's immune system, which triggers the impulse to drink in the evening. Alcohol is the world's most commonly consumed drug, and there is a greater need than ever to understand the biological mechanisms that drive our need to drink alcohol, said lead author, Jon Jacobsen, a Ph.D. student at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

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For a band of a oebrothers,a family and community are at the core of recovery

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:55

Near a bend in the Grasse River, there is a home of two dozen, once-misguided men who are looking to build each other up and redefine their definition of community. Christopher Roberts, the director of services for North Country Freedom Homes, said the community residential service for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is much more than a halfway house.

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AA Meetings - September 16, 2017

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:03

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. There are no dues or fees or AA membership.

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Brain clue to addiction risk

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 09:36

New Delhi, Sept. 15: Indian doctors have identified brain mechanisms they say may explain why the children of people with alcohol-use disorder are likelier to show behavioural problems and are at greater risk of alcohol abuse than children of non-alcoholics.

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Pregnant scientist investigates: Can I drink alcohol?

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:11

Many mothers-to-be drink alcohol while expecting. There is little robust scientific evidence linking the occasional drink to health problems in children, but is one glass really safe? As I near the halfway point of my second pregnancy, a new study - led by Loubaba Mamluk, a senior research associate in epidemiology at University Hospital Bristol in the United Kingdom - addressed this very question.

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New Program to Address Opioid Crisis

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:52

In response to the opioid crisis, Rush University Medical Center is developing a comprehensive program that will provide opioid screening and treatment for patients identified as opioid users on the medical and surgical inpatient units and will expand to outpatient screening. "The goal is to increase access to treatment and to reduce opioid and heroin overdose related deaths through prevention, treatment and recovery," said Dr. Niranjan Karnik, a psychiatrist at Rush who will be overseeing the program.

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Positive Pathways is welcomed to the community

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:25

Sabrina Carter APRN will be providing the service of medication management for mental health for our local residents. Treatment areas are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, attention disorders, alcoholism, opiate addiction and much more.

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Mad Men star Jon Hamm opens up on rehab stint

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:06

The actor, who played boozy 1960s ad man Don Draper in the beloved TV drama, spent 30 days in treatment for alcohol addiction, and admits the counselling helped him get his life and career back on track after a crazy few years. " recalibrate, re-evaluate, just sort of re-establish where you are," Hamm told The New York Times in a new interview.

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Research shows link between brain's immune system and desire to drink alcohol

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 15:48

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain's immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening. In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

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GCASA looking to build methadone clinic addition to East Main Street location

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:24

The executive director of the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse said a proposed 2,700-square foot addition to the agency's campus at 424 E. Main St. in Batavia is on a fast track to completion pending approval by the City Planning & Development Committee next week. Speaking after Thursday night's Genesee County Planning Board meeting, where the site plan was recommended for approval without stipulations, John Bennett said the clinic could be "up and running in 14 months" and will be funded by an $820,000 Rapid Treament Expansion Grant from New York State.

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Pill being used to combat alcoholism

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:03

A new treatment in the Valley for alcoholics lets you consume alcohol. We spoke to a doctor and a couple patients to hear their stories.

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How binge drinking alters brain activity

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:37

Earlier studies showed that alcoholic people have measurable changes in their resting brain activity. And now, for the first time, researchers find similar changes in the brains of non-alcoholic students who binge drink.

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